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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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GEORGE SCHEER, miller, Ripley, is a native of Germany, where he was born in 1846. He embarked to the American shore in 1860, accompanied by two sisters, and sought a location at Philadelphia, Penn., where he procured work at his trade. He was a baker by profession, and worked at his calling until 1863, when he enlisted as Chief Bugler in Company B, Ninteenth Pennsylvania Calvary, and did active service throughout the campaign. He participated in the battles at Nashville, Guntown, Cypress Swamp, and through the campaign under Gen. Rosecrans. He was captured near Salem, Miss., and did not escape until after the close of the war. Returning to Philadelphia, he was married, in 1868, to Miss Emma Schilling, a native of that city. Of the children born to this union, five are living, viz.: Barbara R., Martha E., Henry A., Otto and Charles S. After marriage, he opened a business for himself, which he sold in 1872, and came to this county, succeeding William Kenny & Co., in the milling business the same year. His effort at milling has proved a remunerative success, and the energy displayed in improvements and facilities for business determine the spirit of the man. Without means, he has by economy and industry secured a home, a business, and a reputation as a citizen. He is School Director at the present time, a member of the Masonic order and German Reformed Church.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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